Monthly Archives: May 2011

A subject with combustible potential

The subject of how we educate our covenant children is admittedly a fiery one.  But it is also one that we can’t afford to not discuss because of its combustible nature.  We cannot allow how the Enemy has used the topic to breed discord in the church to dictate whether we should even discuss it now.  We, as Christian parents and fellow members of the body of Christ, must strive toward likemindedness (Phil 2.1-5) as part of our individual desire to be personally faithful.  Or to put it negatively, if we fail to strive for Christian unity when dealing with sticking subjects, or if we refuse to deal with sticky subjects under the guise of unity, we are being unfaithful to Jesus and His Word.  Having said all this, here is a good word on the necessity of educating our kids Christianly and the need to start asking questions about our options.  

http://www.tobyjsumpter.com/the-box-of-the-covenant/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HavingTwoLegs+%28Having+Two+Legs%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

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May 21 came and Jesus didn’t…

Here’s a good excerpt from a newsletter that the late Dr. Greg Bahnsen wrote that references Harold Camping’s date-setting.  This excerpt was written in 1994. 

http://feastofbooths.blogspot.com/2011/05/if-you-received-this-world-did-not-end.html

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How does he do it?

How does G.K. Chesterton seem to excite my imagination, delight my sensibilities, and bring conviction in the span of a few sentences?  And it’s not as if he does it once but seemingly every time he has put pen to paper.  Enjoy!

Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.

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